Livingston is a gateway to America’s First National Park, Yellowstone. We have thousands of visitors come through town each year and one of the most common questions we get is “where should we eat?” Livingston, though a small town, is home to a ton of amazing restaurants. There is something for everyone here, from burgers to sushi to French cuisine. Here are our choices for the top five restaurants in Livingston.
Located in the Historic Murray Hotel, the Second Street Bistro is known for it’s gourmet French food and impeccable wine list. Anthony Bourdain famously dined there on an episode of “No Reservations” and fell in love with the food and people. Second Street Bistro now serves a “Prix Fixe” menu, meaning the four course meal has a set price and minimal choices on the menu but rest assured every single thing will be amazing. They pair the meal with custom wine flights and of course have signature cocktails courtesy of the next door Murray Bar. Reservations are required now and can be made here: https://www.murrayblock.com/reservations They suggest booking your reservation a few weeks ahead of time since they book out early.
One of Livingston’s newer restaurants has quickly become a staple in the community. The food is Italian inspired, but uses all fresh farm to table ingredients from Montana farms and ranches. You won’t find better meatballs or a better menu of creative and delicious meal in the county. Campione also boasts an amazing brunch program on the weekend. They also occasionally host pop-up dinner where they team up with other chefs to bring you beautiful and original meals you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. They are located on the corner of Callandar and Main Street in an old building that use to house a general store. Reservations are not required but strongly suggested as they fill up quickly.
Neptune’s is truly an eatery that has something for everyone. Though they are known for their sushi, their burgers and salads are not to be overlooked. They boast surf style sushi which they describe as “Surf Style is: fresh, high quality and delicious. Surf Style has an emphasis on light and bright flavors, incorporates citrus and cilantro, sometimes it’s a little spicy, and it’s reminiscent of something you’d want to eat at an open air boardwalk cafe.” Neptune’s also is part brewery, though the brewery and eatery are at different locations. The brews are available at the eatery and other local restaurants in the area. Neptune’s is a great choice for groups with picky eaters or people who want a break from the cowboy imagery and want to take in seaside themed dining.
Los Pinos is a newer restaurant that, like Campione, has made itself a staple. Los Pinos is authentic Mexican food that’s so good that even without a liquor license, the restaurant is always full of happy patrons. They have the usuals like fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos, but also have an amazing fish taco, chipotle chicken, green chili soup, and seafood nachos. You really can’t go wrong here. Los Pinos is located close to the shop, just off of Highway 89 across from the new Fairfield Inn and Suites.
What’s a trip to Livingston with out a stop at Mark’s!? Mark’s is an icon for locals and tourists alike. Located right on Park Street/HWY 89, it’s an old school in and out style burger joint that has been on operation since the 1950s. The burger may not be huge, but those beef patties sure are tasty. The smaller burger makes it easy to order more than one. Be sure to save room for extra crispy tater tots and a malt shake though! The meat is never frozen and the rest of the ingredients are fresh and make for a tasty burger. The ice cream is from Livingston’s famous creamery, Wilcoxson’s. Be sure to stop by even if there is a line, it’s worth the wait!